Grace Christian University

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Grace Christian University
Type Private Undergraduate College/Graduate College
Established 1945[1]
Endowment $400,000[2]
President Ken Kemper
Vice-president Brian Sherstad
Academic staff
Students 900+ [3]
1011 Aldon Street SW
Wyoming, MI 49509-9990
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United States

42°55′10″N 85°41′32″W / 42.91944°N 85.69222°W / 42.91944; -85.69222
Campus Suburban, 23 acres
CEEB Code 0809
Colors Blue and gold         
Affiliations Grace Gospel Fellowship

National Christian College Athletic Association

Association of Christian College Athletics
Mascot Tiger

Grace Christian University is a evangelical college in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and the Association for Biblical Higher Education to award associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degrees. The university is affiliated with the Grace Gospel Fellowship (GGF).


An outgrowth of the Bible college movement of the late 19th century, Grace Christian University began as an evening Bible institute in 1939 to train Sunday School teachers and other lay church members of the Fundamental Bible Church in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, whose pastor was Charles F. Baker. The program was enlarged in 1945 to a day school and named Milwaukee Bible Institute, which was then renamed following broader curricular options in 1953 to Milwaukee Bible College with Charles Baker serving as president. In 1961 the college moved to a suburb of Grand Rapids (Wyoming, Michigan) and was renamed Grace Bible College. Successive presidents have been Jack Dean, Sam Vinton, Jr., Bruce Kemper, and Ken B. Kemper, who is the current president.

Today, the university has programs across numerous majors such as business, education, exercise science, history, human services, and others. In 2018, the institution changed its name to Grace Christian University to reflect its broader educational mission.[4]


  1. ^ America's Best Colleges 2007: Grace Bible College: At a glance
  2. ^ a b Grace Bible College - Facts & Figures. Peterson's.
  3. ^ [1]. "IPEDS".
  4. ^ Grace Christian University (2018). "History". Retrieved November 23, 2018.

External links

  • Official website
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